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Don Cunningham graduated from Bowling Green in 1943, and within three years embarked on a 36-year career serving the university's athletic interests in numerous capacities.

Cunningham began his professional career as BGSU's first sports information director in 1946, a position he held until 1965. He also served as an assistant athletic director/business manager (1951-79) and then golf coach (1949-56) before retiring as associate director of athletics, emeritus in 1979.

In retirement, he was co-director, along with Mickey Cochrane, of the HPER/Athletic Archives and Museum located in Memorial Hall. Known as Bowling Green's walking media guide, Cunningham had the press box at Doyt L. Perry Stadium named in his honor in October 1992.

Cunningham, who received his master of education from BGSU in August 1964, also served as the director of the university golf course from 1947-57, and as the Director of News and Information for the Mid-American Conference from 1957-64.

He was elected to the BG Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame in 1981. He passed away on June 8, 2000 in Bowling Green.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, June 9, 2000.)

Don Cunningham remembered in The Blade - June 22, 2000

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